Former World Cup winner and Man of the Series of the ODI World Cup in 2011, Yuvraj Singh feel Rohit Sharma is the leading candidate for the Man of the Series at the 2019 World Cup. Rohit smashed his fourth century of the tournament against Bangladesh yesterday to become the leading run scorer of the tournament.
After the jolt they received against England, Indian team bounced back in style to beat Bangladesh by 28 runs and seal their berth in the semi-finals. Rohit starred for India with the bat as he smacked his fourth century in the World Cup and he was given good assistance by KL Rahul.
2011 ➡️ 2019
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Bangladesh were spirited in their chase of 315, but Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya kept chipping away at the wickets as they fell eventually ran out of steam.
Yuvraj, who was the man of the series when India clinched the title back in 2011, had already predicted that Rohit could be the man of the series last month. Taking to this Twitter account, Yuvraj wrote: And Rohit walks closer to the Icc mos trophy. Hitman you beauty, no 4 ☝🏼☝🏼☝🏼☝🏼 well played champion !!!”
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Rohit became only the second Indian after Tendulkar to score 500 runs in a single edition of the World Cup. The ‘Master Blaster’ achieved this feat twice during the course of his illustrious career (673 runs in 2003 and 523 runs in 1996).
Speaking to media after the win, Rohit said, “I had a great feeling right at the start. The pitch was good to bat on. Initially wanted to take some time and then assess where we go from there. That’s how it has been for me at this World Cup. The first game against South Africa the conditions were challenging, so I had to take my time.
2015: 137 v 🇧🇩
2019: 104 v 🇧🇩
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He further added, “Against England as well the pitch was two paced and wasn’t coming onto the bat as normally I would like to and they used the slower balls really well. But again batting first there is no pressure of the scoreboard.”